MAJOR GENERAL JOHN C. FREMONT - STOCK CERTIFICATE ENDORSED 03/01/1872 - HFSID 32202
JOHN C. FRÉMONT John C. Frémont endorses a stock certificate for one hundred shares of preferred stock on the Cincinnati Railway Tunnel Company. Stock Certificate endorsed: "Fremont & Morton by/J.C. Fremont, Atty", 10¼x5¾. Signed on front by "A J. Hodder" as President and "George B.
Sale Price $637.50
JOHN C. FRÉMONT
John C. Frémont endorses a stock certificate for one hundred shares of preferred stock on the Cincinnati Railway Tunnel Company.
Stock Certificate endorsed: "Fremont & Morton by/J.C. Fremont, Atty", 10¼x5¾. Signed on front by "A J. Hodder" as President and "George B. Willard" as Secretary of the company. One hundred shares of preferred stock in the Cincinnati Railway Tunnel Company, City of Cincinnati, No. 163, issued 1872 March 1 and paying 8% dividends per annum. Vignette features an early view of Cincinnati. In the 1840s, John C. Frémont (1813-1890) led Congressionally-funded expeditions to survey the Oregon Trail, Oregon Territory and the Great Basin and Sierra Mountains to California. He grew wealthy during the gold rush of 1848 and became one of California's first two U.S. Senators (1850). In 1856, he became the first presidential nominee of the newly founded Republican Party, losing to Buchanan. In the Civil War, Frémont was appointed Major General by President Lincoln and briefly commanded the Western Department, removed from his post when he decided independently to emancipate all of Missouri's slaves (August, 1861). Fremont's railroad investments proved unsuccessful, losing the fortune he had made during the California gold rush. Slightly soiled. Nicked in three corners. Overall, fine condition.
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